This view of the Barcaccia Fountain in Piazza di Spagna is part of one of the panoramic images found on the PanoramicEarth.com Tour of Rome. There are over 100 images taken from around
The Piazza di Spagna is another place in
The central piece to the square is the Barcaccia (Ugly Boat), a fountain set below ground level shaped from a leaking boat. Designed by either Pietro Bernini or his son, Gian Lorenzo, the fountain is sunk into the ground to compensate for the low water pressure Acqua Vergine. The inspiration for this design may have been a massive flood of the
This image was taken from the base of the Spanish Steps (Scalinata della Trinita dei Monti to call them by their full name) which were built in 1723 to link Piazza di Spagna with the church at the top, the Trinita dei Monti, and the Pincio Hill.
Also in the square is the Keats-Shelley Memorial House where John Keats spent the last 3 months of his life. The square is linked to the Piazza del Popolo by Via del Babuino and surrounded by cafes and restaurants.
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